Lauren had wanted to work with me for many years but it was never the right time until recently when she needed an updated headshot for her business and LinkedIn pages. But as you can see from the image above, this session became much more than a headshot session.Read More
Aaron is currently the hottest thing in the world of design. You might have seen his book. You've very probably seen some of his work, somewhere. You might even jot notes down in his Field Notes branded notebooks. I've been a big fan of his work for a while now, and when my wife Sara told me she booked him for an appearance at NHIA as part of his cross-country tour, I knew I had to make a portrait of him.Read More
I've been working for a while now with UNH Manchester's campus. A little while ago, they had me come in and provide headshots for graduating students so they could have a nice, clean, crisp portrait that they could use for LinkedIn and Social Media once they get out into the "real world" and the job market.
I always try to keep it simple in location situations like this. For these images, I just had two lights setup: one background light with a set of barn-doors on it to control spill right behind the subject, aimed at the wall so I could blow the wall totally white. Then I had a light up on a c-stand inside the Westcott 28" Apollosoftbox. I've used the Apollo for years and years. The one I have has been through a war, but she still keeps up with the pace. I bought a replacement back in maybe 2008, but I still haven't taken that out of the box because the original still works like magic. Then I just adjust my exposure on the fly.
Things are so much easier to move around now that I've got my Rock'n'Roller cart, and having those Seahorse cases help keep everything protected while I'm out in the world working on jobs.
I think it's great that UNH wants to make sure their grads get their feet out the door with a nice, clean headshot from the get-go.
Thanks, UNH, for liking my work :)